Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

BANGKOK, July 10 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest … Read more

Gunmen kill 19 people in ‘random’ bar shootings in South Africa

Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates Gunmen kill 15 in tavern shooting in Soweto township Hours earlier, four killed in bar shooting 500 km away JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said … Read more

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence

African migrants sit on top of a border fence during an attempt to cross from Morocco into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RABAT/MADRID, June 25 (Reuters) – Dozens of migrants were pictured lying by a Moroccan border … Read more

Morocco says 18 migrants died during mass crossing into Spanish enclave

Morocco says 18 migrants died during mass crossing into Spanish enclave

MADRID, June 24 (Reuters) – Morocco said 18 migrants died trying to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Friday, after a violent two-hour skirmish between migrants and border officers that also led to scores of injuries About 2,000 migrants stormed a high fence that seals off the enclave. This led to clashes … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 05/27/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – Full-body swimwear … Read more

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

MUMBAI/LUCKNOW, India, June 13 (Reuters) – Leaders of prominent Islamic groups and mosques in India appealed to fellow Muslims on Monday to suspend plans for protests against derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad made by two members of the ruling Hindu nationalist party. The message to eschew big gatherings was circulated after demonstrations took a … Read more

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

SRINAGAR/KOLKATA, India, June 12 (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have demolished the homes of several people accused of involvement in riots last week triggered by derogatory remarks made by ruling party figures about Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, officials said on Sunday . In Indian Kashmir, police arrested a youth for posting a video … Read more

India tightens security after activists threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks

India tightens security after activists threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks

LUCKNOW, India, June 8 (Reuters) – India tightened public security on Wednesday after the circulation of a letter warning of Islamist militant attacks to avenge derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad by an official of the ruling Hindu nationalist party. Several Indian media groups shared the June 6 letter attributed to al Qaeda’s branch in … Read more